Dance Kaleidoscope/DK Kids

Dance Kaleidoscope/DK Kids

Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana’s longest-dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 47th season (2018-19). As a mainstay of its mission, DK consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages with a strong emphasis on arts education.

DK grew out of an educational program with Arts for Learning Indiana: Voice of the Arts (formerly Young Audiences of Indiana), the local chapter of the national arts organization that supports arts in education and has maintained a partnership with Arts for Learning throughout its history. Through its educational programs, the company has performed in hundreds of schools throughout Indiana and the country and annually presents dozens of student matinees and workshops that serve thousands of school children. A compelling aspect for DK’s education programs is its firm belief that the art of dance is an important tool for our children’s education and their ability to learn.

DK’s Mission:

To inspire, educate and entertain through the experience of outstanding contemporary dance.

Goals:

  • To create, produce and maintain a repertoire of outstanding dance by internationally recognized choreographers.
  • To strengthen and broaden the understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance.
  • To develop and sustain diverse audiences.
  • To provide increasing access and exposure to dance through development of informative educational programs for children.
  • To be a cultural ambassador of the Indianapolis community and the State of Indiana  

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

lynnw@dancekal.org

http://dancekal.org

  4603 Clarendon Rd., Suite 32, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Marion

317 940-6555

317 940-6557

Beginning Ballet Class

Program description

Taught by dancer Paige Robinson, this class of formal ballet instruction introduces young dancers (ages 6 – 8) to basic positions, correct body alignment, barre work and terminology…A structured progression that creates the foundation for future dance training.

Booking / scheduling contact

DK

 paulh@dancekal.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance
Bilingual: No

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes